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Middle & High School Visits

Experience Natural Science

Programming for middle school and high school students goes beyond encourages asking questions, sparking wonder.  Through lab experiences and even mentoring and club programming, students can witness and even get involved in real time scientific research.  Field trip tours feature a Burpee educator guide and/or scientist guide depending on the group, opportunities for questions and discussion, and some hands on experiences. We are thrilled to bring them into our natural science museum, and help you cultivate knowledge and inquiry, as well as bridge gaps to the workforce.  Perfect for school trips, internships, clubs, and homeschool groups.

Field Trip Tours
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Jane Exhibit
Fossil & Dino Tour

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Meet the giant dinosaurs, and tiny prehistoric snails in your journey through time! Touch real fossils, and interact with Burpee educators to explore the age of dinos and more! Pairs well with "Paleontology Puzzle" Lab

Ice Age Icy Illinois
Ice Age Giants


Join us on an expedition back in time to the cold, glacial landscape of Illinois! Just 2.5 million years ago Illinois was roamed by mammoths, giant sloths, and more! Pairs well with "Analyze Adaptations" or "Stalking Smilodons" Labs

Forces of the Earth

Starting miles under the surface of the Earth, and heading to sandy beaches, we will follow minerals as they are transformed into different types of rocks thanks to the forces of the Earth.

Of This Place
The People "Of this Place"

Walk through contemporary and traditional artworks of the Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe Nations. Learn the narratives, experiences, and historical understandings of Native Nations of the Rockford region and beyond!